About

 

A Card and Bookmark in One

Stonehenge Designs is our two-person greeting card company that started in a basement in 1996. Today, our company headquarters is Stonehenge Studios, situated in the historic Corbett neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. With dozens of card representatives all over the U.S., our three greeting card lines are now sold in over 2,000 stores.

Because we believe in heartfelt connections, we created a warm, open space for our company that also functions as a community gathering space, gallery and event venue, all in the historic building that formerly housed Inkling Studio. Here – surrounded by the work of local artists, our striking wall of cards and 100-year-old floors – we edit our photos, design our card lines and individually fulfill each order.

Whether creating a beautiful greeting card, welcoming a new artist each month, featuring a baroque music ensemble or hosting a premier storyteller, we always strive to bring joy, meaning and a spirit of community to our world. We hope you’ll join us for an event or keep tabs on us virtually and become part of the Stonehenge community!

 

Jacqueline Jones founded Stonehenge Designs in 1996 after working for sixteen years in television as an engineer and a producer.

Living the life she’d always dreamed of living, the career change allowed Jacqueline to travel extensively to Europe, Mexico and Cuba, capturing images that evoke an intimate sense of place. Jacqueline’s keen eye and sensitive perspective invite the viewer to explore quaint villages, busy streets, and the mystery of nature’s gifts.

It is Jacqueline’s intention that, combined with quotes, her images will offer a universal message of love, hope, and wisdom, with each greeting card encouraging the giver and the receiver to see with neweyes, slow down and experience the beauty of life.

In 2010 Jacqueline opened Stonehenge Studios and began living another dream. Fascinated by the Parisian salons of the early 19th century, she created an inspirational venue where she hosts art openings, poetry readings, intimate concerts and storytelling events.

She is thrilled that Stonehenge Studios has grown into her vision, serving a dual purpose: first as a storefront for Stonehenge Designs, where Stonehenge bookmark cards are sold locally and distributed nationwide to more than 2,000 stores, and as an arts-centered gathering space. The walls of the studio tell their own story, transforming on a regular basis as various local and regional artists are invited to showcase their paintings, photographs and prints. The salon events have quickly become a haven for artists and their audiences, a place where both can indulge their love and appreciation of art.

A few of Jacquie's favorite quotes:

“There is no instinct like that of the heart.”
       Lord Byron

“Follow what you love and it will take you where you want to be.”  
       Natalie Goldberg

“To love someone deeply gives you strength.  Being loved by someone
deeply gives you courage.”
       Lao Tzu

Sarah Vandervoort started working at Stonehenge Designs in 2003 as a part-time employee, packing and shipping the first lines of cards and journals back when Stonehenge was a basement operation. Sarah officially joined Stonehenge full time in 2006, bringing her expertise in photography and design, as well an embarrasing obsession with lists and spreadsheets. With her enthusiasm and dedication, Sarah helped grow the business, contributing extra optimism through the trials every small business encounters.

A native of Portland, she's still part Grizzly, having spent formative years in Missoula while earning her degree in Journalism. Her photography background and design sense helped mature the Stonehenge line and take it in new directions. Sarah quickly became Jacquie’s collaborator, then a creator and designer in her own right. 

When Sarah's not at the Studio, she loves spending quality time with her sweetie, Patrick, and their two-year-old daughter, Lark, as well as their unruly but lovable dog, Q, and a small flock of urban rooftop chickens. 

A few of Sarah's favorite quotes:

“You will do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm.”
       Colette

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”  
       Dalai Lama

“Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea.”
       Anon

Sugar, the best dog ever. 1996-2011

Sugar always came to work with Sarah and became a much loved shop dog after we opened our studio in 2010. People stopped in daily to give her a pat and say hello. All the kids in the neighborhood knew her by name, and she was the most popular attendee at all of our events. She was simply the sweetest, happiest, most loyal dog ever. We miss her.

Click here to read a beautiful article on the Huffington Post about her life and death:
A Dog's Gentle Death

A few of Sugar's favorite quotes:

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
       Andy Rooney

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”  
       Roger Caras

“If you want unconditional enthusiasm and love get a dog.”
       Clara Thompson

 

3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97239 - 503.224.3640

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